Unquestioned bad times for most Americans â€” check these data via the AP. We hit on that, its nature, its causes and what we might do to reverse and fix it all.
We bushwhacked from the dire straits of Walmart workers to the contrast of the benefits and wages paid post-WWII families back to who has profited grossly in recent decades and why.
Ryan calls for MA starting with a $10/hour minimum wage, barely a living wage, but a real signal to us and the rest of the nation. He wants us all to squeeze the Beacon Hill crew to start with that. Mike notes that underpaying US workers so badly they need food stamps and other subsidies are sins that both left and right wing types can agree are egregious. That noted, the no-bread-let-them-eat-cake moment is upon us. Mike wants the Prez and Congress to update the tax laws, stop paying wealthy corporations to export jobs, and return to the sensibility of the early 20th Century. Back then, rich people and companies paid adequate enough wages so that Americans could spend and contribute to the economy.
Let’s do it.
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